MVRDV's new publication 'Book Mountain Spijkenisse - Biography of a Building' is released today
Today, November 27th, MVRDV's new publication 'Book Mountain Spijkenisse – Biography of a Building' will be presented. The book is the second in a new experimental series created by MVRDV describing, in considerable detail, the complex process of realising a building from start to finish. Written in an accessible style by independent author and journalist Nicoline Baartman, the story follows the building, its context and the various protagonists who aided and abetted its realisation : from the NIMBY’s to the new-town whisperer, the good moments and the many difficulties. The book is available in Dutch and English in selected (online) book stores as of today.More Info
Third place for the Gardens of Zaryadye
MVRDV has won the third place of the prestigious Zaryadye Park competition in Moscow, with a design comprising a rich collection of 750 gardens which recall Russia's natural landscapes next to the Red Square and the Kremlin. MVRDV realised its plan in a consortium with landscape artist Anouk Vogel, engineers Arcadis and Atrium as co-architect.More Info
Book Mountain appears on Google Earth
Google have updated their satellite images so the Book Mountain and the Book Mountain neighborhood can be appreciated from above. It was a sunny day with the automatic sunshades in the building in action. On the market square next to the church one can see the outlines of the small farm buildings demolished on the spot in the 1960's.More Info
Building Permit for The Couch, A Club House for Amsterdam's Tennisclub IJburg
Tennisclub IJburg and MVRDV announce that permission has been granted to start construction of The Couch, a new club house for the young tennis club, which was founded in 2010 on a new artificial island in the east of Amsterdam. The roof of the 322m2 club house, designed by MVRDV, is folded upwards and downwards to act as an informal spectator tribune for the club. Construction will start this month, with completion expected before summer 2014.More Info
The Why Factory, MVRDV and TU Delft's think tank on future cities, Launches its New Website
"The Why Factory proudly presents it's new website! Our new site gives a better overview on all the material, which we produced in the last years. You can browse through all the past studios and workshops, get an overview on our publications and keep updated on our current and upcoming activities. Don't miss the video section! We start our new website with an overview of our current and most recent activities. More material from our archives will be added in the coming weeks. We will to keep this place updated regularly, so please come back to have a look!"More Info
Familiar Decor at the First Ever Youtube Music Awards
Familiar decor at the first ever YouTube Music Awards. MVRDV's Roskilde ROCKMagneten appeared live on stage as a backdrop! Visit Rockmagneten (Projects) for more info about the project, which will go on site next year.More Info
MVRDV's Future Towers taking shape in India
Artificial Mountains: 1600 construction workers are on site realising MVRDV's Amanora Hills Future Towers in Pune, India. The first phase of the 370.000 m2 mixed use housing complex is scheduled for completion in 2015. Rather than choose a familiar building type for this project, MVRDV imagine a structure resembling a landscape formation, with peaks and valleys, canyons and bays, and grottos and caves. Its irregular geometry defines three distinct blocks and pedestrian links through the building with the adjacent park. A variety of indoor and outdoor amenities and unusal spatial qualities encourage a rich social life to develop, creating a vertical community.More Info
MVRDV's BEAGLE HOUSE on show at Architecture for Dogs exhibition at Tokyo's TOTO gallery MA
MVRDV's contribution to Japanese art-director and designer Kenya Hara's playful design project 'Architecture for Dogs' tries to make sense of the human-canine relationship through form. An elegant, functional object, its ability to rock gives an added element of playfulness to human-canine interactions. The exhbition runs from Friday, October 25 – Saturday, December 21, 2013.More Info
MVRDV's Sketch Design for The new Collection Building of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam
Five selected architecture offices have made sketch designs for a Collection Building of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. The competitors are Koen van Velsen, Harry Gugger / Barcode, MVRDV, Neutelings Riedijk and NIO / MAD.
MVRDV's sustainable office building in Paris 'the pushed slab' tops out
Pushed Slab in Paris has reached its highest point which was celebrated in a top-out ceremony last Friday. The 19,000 m² office building will be completed in May 2014. The building is a response to stringent sustainability and spatial flexibility criteria, as well as the desire for a high quality working environment, and the requirement to maintain protected views of Paris. It will be the first building to be constructed in 'Paris' first eco-quarter', according to the mayor of the arrondisment, and with an energy consumption 49 kWh per m2 per year it is uses at least one quarter of the energy of a typical office building.
(photo credit: CAROLE BARRIQUAND TREUILLE)More Info
Vertical Village Exhibition on display in São Paulo
An updated version of MVRDV's Vertical Village Exhibition, which explores the future of east Asia's rapidly disappearing urban villages, is now on display the 10th São Paulo Architecture Biennale, until November 24th, 2013.
"The Vertical Village explores the potential of small-scale, bottom up development to transform an existing area into a high-quality, dense, vertical community. It builds upon the what is already there to create something unprecedented for cities in Asia, and perhaps for cities all around the world. A rich, diverse, and new urban texture, integrating the existing, which puts community initiative at the heart of buildings and urban development."More Info
Artwork begins to appear in the market hall
The interior panels of the market hall's enormous 40 metre high interior arch are starting to appear. The panels, in total 11,000 m2, are specially printed with an art piece by Dutch aritst Arno Coenen, and may in fact be the largest piece of the art in the world. Visitors who take a look inside the arch will see a colourful sky filled with fresh vegetables, meat, fish, bread and flowers. It is a unique image that, together with the pioneering shape of the hall, will be known throughout the world.More Info
Vertical Village by MVRDV 'the most interesting architectural exhibition at the IBA'
Today the last elements of MVRDV’s Vertical Village Exhibition, which ran from August 1st to September 29th at the Hamburg Museum as part of the Hamburg International Building Exhibition (IBA), returned to the office in Rotterdam. The diversity of the exhibition’s contents made it a challenge to organize the logistics of the break down, sending various objects and models and parts all over the world, all marked FRAGILE!More Info
Dutch Newspaper De Volkskrant CALLs MVRDV the Nirvana of the Architecture world
Writer Bob Witman published a favourable review of the book under the headline 'Kurt Cobain of the Drawing Board'. The directors of MVRDV were unavailable for comment on this comparison.
"MVRDV Buildings" dominates the stand of NAi/010 Publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt Book Fair is the world's largest trade fair for books, held in Germany's capital of publishing each year. It welcomes over 180,000 visitors annually, and over 7,000 exhibitors.